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Emergency care

Emergency care is the treatment of unexpected, severe medical injuries or infections. It is typically delivered in an emergency room or an ambulance. Our emergency medicine physicians stabilize your condition as quickly as possible to prepare you for the next step of care or discharge.

Emergency room (ER) care in Irving, Texas

Medical City Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, is here to help you with any medical emergency situation, ranging from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions.

Our emergency room (ER) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We triage our patients as soon as they arrive for short wait times.

The board-certified emergency physicians and specially-trained nurses at our ER in Las Colinas offer quality, compassionate healthcare. We use advanced technology to provide up-to-the-minute information for attending physicians to manage critical conditions.

Our ER is equipped to limit wait times and quickly get you the emergency care you need. We provide:

  • Immediate bedside registration and consultation with nurses
  • Fast collaboration between physicians, nurses and support staff
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor to critical illness or injury
  • State-of-the-art testing and diagnostics
  • Fast treatment decisions leading to discharge or admission

Specialized pediatric ER care

In addition to advanced, comprehensive adult emergency care, Medical City Las Colinas offers full-service emergency care, diagnosis and treatment for infants and children of all ages. It’s like having the pediatric emergency care of Medical City Children’s Hospital in your neighborhood—so you don’t have to go to a children’s hospital to find expert pediatric ER care close to home. Our staff and specially trained physicians provide the highest quality healthcare according to guidelines for care set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association. In accordance with the National Pediatric Readiness Project, Medical City Las Colinas has been equipped to ensure it meets essential guidelines and has resources in place to provide a safe and family-centered emergency experience, including:

  • 24/7 emergency care
  • Registered, emergency-trained nurses
  • Pediatric-friendly rooms
  • Pediatric pain management techniques
  • Pediatric computerized drug dosing for safety
  • 24/7 access to Medical City Children’s Hospital, including:
    • Pediatric specialists
    • Pediatric and neonatal children’s specialty transport team
    • Seamless admission to Medical City Children’s Hospital if inpatient care is required

Level III Trauma Center

Medical City Las Colinas was designated a Level III Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2020. To qualify for this designation, Medical City Las Colinas dedicated its resources to operating as a trauma center for a period of one year.

As a Level III Trauma Center, Medical City Las Colinas provides:

  • Dedicated trauma resuscitation rooms in the emergency department
  • Dedicated trauma operating rooms available 24/7
  • Dedicated 8-bed trauma and multispecialty ICU
  • Continuous availability of orthopedic surgery, interventional radiology, laboratory services, radiology and blood bank

When to go to the ER

It's not always clear when an injury is severe enough to go to the ER. Here are some common symptoms and illnesses that should be treated at an ER:

  • Fractures or sprains that you can't put any weight on
  • Severe headaches, especially those including symptoms like nausea, dizziness or vomiting
  • Struggling to breathe
  • Symptoms of a stroke
  • Symptoms of a heart attack
  • A combination of fever or nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in children

Cardiac emergency care

One of the most common reasons for ER visits is chest pain. When you know the symptoms of heart attack you are able to get the life-saving care as soon as possible. Receiving fast cardiology care gives you the best outcomes for survival and recovery.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center

Medical City Las Colinas is also a certified Primary Stroke Center designated by the The Joint Commission. We are ready to treat patients experiencing stroke symptoms with specialized equipment, physicians, and processes for improved outcomes.

Advanced stroke care in Irving, Texas

When a stroke occurs, it's crucial to seek medical attention quickly. As a Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission, we offer high-level stroke treatment and care to patients in Dallas County. We also offer educational tools to help you assess your stroke risk and learn how to decrease your chances of having one.

What are stroke symptoms?

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked or ruptures. Knowing how to recognize a stroke and immediately calling 911 is crucial for increasing the chances of a full recovery.

Stroke symptoms happen quickly and include:

  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
  • Facial drooping on one side
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Severe headache

Stroke diagnosis

The stroke team at Medical City Las Colinas provides comprehensive diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your stroke. Diagnostic tests we offer include:

  • Blood tests
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • CT angiography (CTA)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Duplex ultrasound (DUS)
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) and telemetry monitor
  • Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Stroke education and rehabilitation

After stroke treatment, you and a loved one will typically meet with a certification coordinator to review stroke medication, prevention and suggestions for returning to your daily activities.

There are also several stroke support groups that meet in the area. To find a stroke support group close to you, we recommend visiting the American Stroke Association website.

Additionally, our outpatient rehabilitation clinic offers speech, physical and occupational therapy to help you improve the quality of your life by relearning skills lost during your stroke.

Arriving at our hospital ER

Our ER is conveniently located at the front of our building, as soon as you enter the parking lot from MacArthur Boulevard. You can pull up to the loading zone to drop off any patients, then park in our lot, free of charge. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Our address is:

6800 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

How to recognize early stroke symptoms

Our Emergency care Locations

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Medical City Las Colinas Hospital
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
 (972) 969 - 2000

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Medical City Las Colinas Hospital
6800 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
 (972) 969 - 2000
Medical City Lewisville Hospital
500 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75057
 (469) 370 - 2000

10.3 miles

Medical City Children's Hospital
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
 (972) 566 - 7000

10.6 miles